Fancy people like to call trampolines rebounders, but we are regular folks here at Skinny2Strong, so we will just say trampoline! As kids, we all loved jumping on trampolines and were super jealous of the neighbor who had one in the backyard.
It turns out that trampolines aren't just super fun; trampolines offer a wealth of health benefits. From weight loss to improved balance, working out on a trampoline can change your fitness life. After reading this post on trampolines, you just might throw out your tennis shoes and buy a trampoline for your living room.
Let's Talk About those Benefits
It's Better for You than Jogging
NASA demonstrated that jumping on a trampoline for an hour torched more calories than jogging for an hour. The study suggests that "rebounding" exercises are up to 70% more effective in terms of fitness than jogging or other steady-state cardio options (not counting walking).
Te study cites that trampoline jumping is more effective than running or jogging because you are able to control your breathing, which doesn't tax your body's metabolism.
Jumping Helps Your Body Target Cellulite
Ladies and gentlemen, did you read that?!?! Jumping on a trampoline works to pump your body due to the cycle of weightlessness and gravitational pull. The body takes those sensations to signal the thyroid to get its act together and clean house, per say.
Through thyroid stimulation and a signal to clear out the lymphatic system, your body works hard to get rid of unnecessary fat deposits, including cellulite.
Trampolines Work Every Muscle
The beauty of jumping is that every muscle in your body must work together to continue the up-and-down phases of rebounding. The legs react. The core reacts. The upper body reacts. Everything works together and in turn you end up toning every muscle in your body.
For folks looking to drop fat, trampolines will expedite the process since trampoline workouts burn fat and build muscle simultaneously.
Increases Your Cardiovascular Capacity
Trampoline jumping has proven to increase circulation and improve cardiovascular output. Over time, this turns you into an endurance machine. Not only that, increased circulation can reduce the size of varicose veins. Win-win.
Workout at Home on a Trampoline!
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